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MOREHEAD (Soundex M630) — See also BREHER, DREHER, FOREHAND, HEAD, KREHEL, MCCREHEN, MOOREHEAD, MOOREHOUSE, MORE, MOREHOUSE, MORSEHEAD, STUHIDREHER, TRUEHEART, VOOREHEES, WHITEHEAD.

  MOREHEAD: See also Harriet Morehead Berry — John Morehead Brower — Simon Bolivar Buckner — Benjamin Franklin Mebane — Amos Morehead Stack
  Morehead, Charles Slaughter (1802-1868) — also known as Charles S. Morehead — of Kentucky. Born near Bardstown, Nelson County, Ky., July 7, 1802. Member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1828; Kentucky state attorney general, 1832-38; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 8th District, 1847-51; Governor of Kentucky, 1855-59. Died in Greenville, Washington County, Miss., December 21, 1868 (age 66 years, 167 days). Original interment in unknown location; reinterment in 1879 at Frankfort Cemetery, Frankfort, Ky.
  Relatives: First cousin of James Turner Morehead (1797-1854).
  Political family: Morehead family of Frankfort, Kentucky (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Morehead, Edwin J. — of Falls City, Richardson County, Neb. Democrat. Member of Nebraska Democratic State Executive Committee, 1940; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nebraska, 1944. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Morehead, Gardell Anthony — of Dallas, Dallas County, Tex. Democrat. Candidate for mayor of Dallas, Tex., 1985, 1987; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Texas 24th District, 1986. Still living as of 1987.
  See also OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Morehead, J. R. — of Pennsylvania. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1868. Burial location unknown.
  Morehead, James K. — Adjutant General of Pennsylvania, 1839. Burial location unknown.
  Morehead, James Turner (1797-1854) — also known as James T. Morehead — of Covington, Kenton County, Ky. Born near Shepherdsville, Bullitt County, Ky., May 24, 1797. Member of Kentucky state senate, 1828; Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, 1832-34; Governor of Kentucky, 1834-36; U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1841-47. Baptist. Died in Covington, Kenton County, Ky., December 28, 1854 (age 57 years, 218 days). Interment at Frankfort Cemetery, Frankfort, Ky.
  Relatives: Cousin *** of John Motley Morehead; first cousin of Charles Slaughter Morehead (1802-1868).
  Political family: Morehead family of Frankfort, Kentucky (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Morehead, James Turner (1799-1875) — of North Carolina. Born in North Carolina, 1799. Member of North Carolina state legislature, 1830; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 4th District, 1851-53. Died in 1875 (age about 76 years). Interment at Presbyterian Cemetery, Greensboro, N.C.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Morehead, John — of Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y. Liberal. Candidate for New York state assembly 78th District, 1966. Still living as of 1966.
  Morehead, John Henry (1861-1942) — also known as John H. Morehead — of Falls City, Richardson County, Neb. Born near Columbia, Lucas County, Iowa, December 3, 1861. Democrat. Merchant; farmer; banker; Richardson County Treasurer, 1896-99; mayor, Falls City, Neb., 1900; member of Nebraska state senate, 1911; Governor of Nebraska, 1913-17; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nebraska, 1916 (alternate), 1940; candidate for U.S. Senator from Nebraska, 1918; U.S. Representative from Nebraska 1st District, 1923-35. Presbyterian. Died in a hospital at St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Mo., May 31, 1942 (age 80 years, 179 days). Interment at Steele Cemetery, Falls City, Neb.
  Relatives: Son of Andrew Morehead and Frances (Cooper) Morehead; married, February 14, 1885, to Minnie Weisenreder.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Morehead, John L. — of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, N.C. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 1952. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Morehead, John Motley (1796-1866) — of Guilford County, N.C. Born in Pittsylvania County, Va., July 4, 1796. Whig. Lawyer; railroad promoter; member of North Carolina house of commons, 1821, 1826-27, 1838; Governor of North Carolina, 1841-45; Delegate from North Carolina to the Confederate Provisional Congress, 1861-62. Died in Alum Springs, Greenbrier County, W.Va., August 27, 1866 (age 70 years, 54 days). Interment at First Presbyterian Churchyard, Greensboro, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of John Morehead and Obedience (Motley) Morehead; married, September 6, 1821, to Ann Lindsay; father of Corrina Mary Morehead (who married William Waigstill Avery (1816-1864)); cousin *** of James Turner Morehead.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Morehead family of Frankfort, Kentucky; Pendleton family of Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Morehead, John Motley (1866-1923) — also known as John M. Morehead — of Spray (now part of Eden), Rockingham County, N.C.; Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, N.C. Born in Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, N.C., July 20, 1866. Republican. U.S. Representative from North Carolina 5th District, 1909-11; North Carolina Republican state chair, 1910-16; member of Republican National Committee from North Carolina, 1916-22; candidate for U.S. Senator from North Carolina, 1918; delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 1920. Died in Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, N.C., December 13, 1923 (age 57 years, 146 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery, Charlotte, N.C.
  Relatives: Married to Mary Josephine Garrett (1870-1957).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Morehead, John Motley (1870-1965) — also known as John M. Morehead — of Rye, Westchester County, N.Y. Born in Spray (now part of Eden), Rockingham County, N.C., November 3, 1870. Republican. Mayor of Rye, N.Y., 1926-30; U.S. Minister to Sweden, 1930-33; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1940. Baptist. Member, Society of the Cincinnati; American Legion; Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Died in 1965 (age about 94 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James Turner Morehead and Elizabeth (Connally) Morehead.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Morehead, R. T. — of Brunswick, Chariton County, Mo. Democrat. Farmer; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Chariton County, 1913-16. Burial location unknown.
  Morehead, Robert B. — of Passaic County, N.J. Member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Passaic County, 1880-81. Burial location unknown.
  Morehead, Samuel — of Harrison County, Ohio. Delegate to Ohio state constitutional convention from Harrison County, 1850-51. Burial location unknown.


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